Energy Concessions & Rebates

There are various state government concessions and rebates available to help low income earners pay their energy bills. Eligibility and application for these rebates, varies between states, please choose the state that is relevant to you.

NSW Government's Social Program for Energy - Concessions and Rebates

For a comprehensive overview of all rebates offered by the NSW Government, please see their website here.

VIC Concession

For a comprehensive overview of all rebates offered by the Victoria Government, please see their website: here.

You may also find the brief introduction below on the Victoria concessions and rebates useful. The concessions and rebates below are eligible for the holder of one these cards.

Type of ConcessionsWhat does this concession apply to?How much is the concession?Forms
Annual Electricity ConcessionDomestic mains electricity usage and service costs. The concession is available year-round. For more information, please visit Annual electricity Concession17.5 per cent of electricity usage and service costs. The concession is calculated after retailer discounts and solar credits have been deducted. The concession does not apply to the first $171.60 of the annual bill. This is calculated as a daily rate on each bill. Households with very high electricity bills (over $2,973.00 in the year) need to apply for the Excess electricity concession to continue to receive a concession on their bill.--
Controlled Load Electricity ConcessionControlled load usage charges on domestic mains electricity. For more information, please visit Controlled Load Electricity Concession13 per cent of controlled load electricity costs.--
Electricity Transfer Fee WaiverThe transfer fee that is charged by electricity retailers when account holders move house. For more information, please visit Electricity Transfer Fee WaiverThe transfer fee that is charged by electricity retailers when account holders move house.--
Excess Electricity ConcessionDomestic mains electricity usage and service costs above $2,973.00 for the annual period starting 1 December 2020. This amount is reviewed each year. For more information, please visit Excess Electricity Concession17.5 per cent of electricity usage and service costs. The concession is calculated after retailer discounts and solar credits have been deducted.--
Excess Gas ConcessionDomestic mains gas usage and service costs above $1,644.00 for the six-month winter period 1 May to 31 October 2021. For more information, please visit Excess Gas Concession17.5 per cent of gas usage and service costs. The concession is calculated after retailer discounts are deducted.--
Life Support ConcessionMains domestic electricity accounts. Mains water accounts (for haemodialysis machines only).For more information, please visit Life Support ConcessionThe electricity discount is the cost of 1,880 kilowatt hours (470 kilowatt hours per quarter) of electricity each year, calculated using the general domestic tariff of your retailer.Application Form Fact Sheet
Medical Cooling ConcessionMains domestic electricity usage and service costs between 1 November and 30 April.For more information, please visit Medical Cooling Concession17.5 per cent of electricity usage and service costs between 1 November and 30 April. During this period the Medical cooling concession is given in addition to the Annual electricity concession.Application Form Fact Sheet
Service to Property Charge ConcessionThe service charge on mains domestic electricity bills with very low electricity use. For more information, please visit Service to Property Charge ConcessionIf the electricity use on a bill is lower than the service charge, the service charge is reduced to the cost of the electricity used. The concession is based on your usage cost before any solar credits are deducted.--
Winter Gas ConcessionDomestic mains gas usage and service costs. The concession is available over the winter period of 1 May to 31 October each year. For more infromation, please visit Winter Gas Concession17.5 per cent of gas usage and service costs.The concession is calculated after retailer discounts are deducted. The concession does not apply to the first $62.40 of the six-month winter period bills. This is calculated as a daily rate on each bill. Households with very high bills (over $1,644.00 in the period from 1 May to 31 October 2021) will need to apply for the Excess gas concession to continue to receive a concession on the bill.--
Utility Relief Grant Scheme (URGS)Domestic main electricity, gas or water overdue account. In CovaU, you are able to receive a separate grant on each utility (electricity and gas) once in a two year period. For more information, please visit Utility Relief Grant SchemeThe amount of the grant is based on the amount you owe at the time of application. It is capped at six months' worth of utility use up to a maximum of $650.Utility Relief Grant Scheme Main Fact Sheet

Queensland Concessions and Rebates

For a comprehensive overview of all rebates offered by the QLD Government, please see their website here.

South Australia Concessions

For a comprehensive overview of all rebates offered by the SA Government, please see their website here.

ACT Concessions